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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,381 People

    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I hate seeing happy, loving couples,

    I get sad and bitter everytime and I just wish I could have what they have.
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know what I've done,

    I mean I was just an autistic girl with an aspiration, To be accepted, I tried to "patch things up" make them right... All I got was ignorance and rejection, You've tried to turn everyone against me, Is it entirely my fault that this happened? You were the one who asked me. I've...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Numbness is the only thing

    that I feel as of lately. My wrist wants a nice cold blade against it. It's begging to be cut. My eyes feel as if they want to cry but my mind and body doesn't understand the feeling. Broken is all I am an all I'll ever be.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I really can't deal when any judgements

    and my life is hard. I just want to have my story heard. I have gotten raped more then once, I've went to the cops about two of them and went to court the first one was not guilty said the jury so I dropped the second one so I didn't have to go through that pain again. I got...
    ashleyc3164 ashleyc3164 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I went to the gym today,

    it felt good for a few minutes now Im back to my normal self,I cant concentrate on studies
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I went inside and cried

    and cried and cried until there were no more tears. I felt tore up. I counted how much people I could talk to who would really understand and there was just one(on EP). I counted how much people care, no one cares. No one really cares. I wanna die. I'm fed up. But I can't. I don...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I'm having one of those moments

    where one single issue just sent me back down to "the low mood". When this hits it's nearly impossible not to fall into a depressed sleep. Staying awake is hard when I feel like this and honestly, I don't see a point in staying awake in the first place.
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    This post goes out to anybody

    who ever feels so depressed they can no longer go on in this world. You are beautiful, your life is beautiful, this world is beautiful. You have so much to experience! Your life has JUST begun and it's way to precious to just throw it away over annoying teenage stressors (or...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I'm dying inside. I go to college.

    I'm getting an education. I'm privileged in that sense. But I'm dying. My father has a chronic mental condition and my parent’s constant arguing has made vacations stressful; it’s also caused my brother to shut everyone out. My family has never been emotionally supportive...
    Morgana94 Morgana94 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I was adopted when I was younger

    and I don't know really anything about my real parents. I have a loving family here in the U.S. So I feel like I shouldn't be sad and everyone says I'm so lucky there is no reason to be sad. However, I can't seem to stop how I feel. I feel empty and lost almost like I'm the only...
    akazakh23 akazakh23 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    These last few months,

    I've noticed something. I'm not as sad as I used to be, and I think it's because I've found new things that help cope with it. One thing I found very, very helpful was simply listening to some spoken word poetry while going on a walk. (my favorite poem is The Nutritionist by...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I wanted to post this picture

    and write my soul down to deal with my pain but I can't even describe how bad I feel right now.
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Recently I have been feeling very overwhelmed

    and flooded with sadness and despair. If these feelings temporarily leave me, they return soon after. Does anyone else get this and how do you deal with it?
    libertinette libertinette 22-25, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I won round one. Looks like this match is going

    to be best of three though, except I can only lose once.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I've been in bed for the past month.

    I've never left my house. Sleep all day, up all night. I cry more than I should. I've been thinking of all the awful things that has happened to me and it's making it worse. People are so ****** up. I blame them for me being this way. If I didn't go through some of the things I...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes even a song can't describe the

    feeling of pain that I have to go through..
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    There is no emotion linked to this feeling.

    There is no sadness. There is no bad feeling. It is just way to ******* hard. I am on a different wavelength to everyone else, one on which the same life is not worth living. I just need to stop my head buzzing. Feeling sad would be a huge relief, crying would be amazing. How is...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I can believe this have been good

    and living with depression for over 3 years and last night I actually tried to hang myself. I had a extension cord tide around my neck and I almost did it. I thought I was okay. What's wrong with me I can't even take medicine for the depression because I'm a teen and my mom...
    Lilylight Lilylight 13-15 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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